“UK councils could be required to recycle 70% of waste by 2030”

Plastic collected by Wastesavers community recycling group from households in Newport South Wales


Councils will have to recycle 70% of household waste by the end of the next decade, under proposals unveiled on Wednesday by the European commission. This would require a significant increase in the proportion of UK waste diverted from landfill.


If Britain leaves the EU after a 2015 referendum, this will take the pressure off councils to recycle waste rather than landfill.


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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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